Got a shit call this afternoon from my Father in law. He is a good guy, but was a smoker for 55 years before he quit in August 2017. At 73 years old they think they found it early, but it has already turned metastatic and attached to his rib cage (bone). He is going back in next Monday for a second biopsy of a new spot on his liver and to check his lymph nodes.
My wife is in this altered reality state. We talked, and she knew it was likely (her mother was also a smoker, also had lung cancer, and died of liver failure after it spread). I think the worse thing was that with him quitting last year, it brought a fallacy that he had escaped.
At this point I still think there are options, but hearing him say he is getting married to his girlfriend immediately, shipping his will to the attorney, and talking to the funeral home all seem so surreal. His girlfriend was on the phone tonight, and he went and met with the priest earlier today. I couldn't help but to think he has known for some time, and this is his way of saying goodbye.
Anyway, it sounds as if we will be making a family trip north to Albany in the next week.
I know it sounds odd, but I can't remember a single conversation, song, or thing I did from earlier today. Hearing this kind of news, especially about a person like Roger, puts everything else into context.
Hug your kids, tell your spouse you love them, appreciate the time with your family - life seems so fleeting.
Nut up or Shut up!
|Just for the|
hell of it
Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. Jack Kerouac
|A Grateful American|
I am sorry for the news.
Thank you for the reminder.
I never knew my father.
My two girls are my world.
One is in her early 30s and I have three grandchildren, the other is 27.
I talk with them several times a week, and have contact daily via the interwebz.
I pester them almost as much as I do all "you people".
"the meaning of life, is to give life meaning" ✡ I could explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
I hope its mostly treatable
Participating in a gun buy back program because you think criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbor has too many kids
"I'm only myself when I have a guitar in my hands." - George Harrison
This sucks. I hope it is treatable.
|The Unmanned Writer|
My father died about the same way though 20 years younger. As a kid I remember him going through 2 - 3 gallons of vodka a week and two packs of cigarettes a day.
Your wife, and you, have my prayers.
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.
Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.
Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
I'm sorry buddy. It seems like this type of thing is getting more common in life these days. Prayers sent
Oh man that news would beat anybody down,sorry for you and family
|Bone 4 Tuna|
Cancer sucks. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
An unarmed man can only flee from evil and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it. - Col Jeff Cooper
NRA Life Member
Long Live the Super Thirty-Eight
|Just because you can, |
doesn't mean you should
Sorry to hear that.
My M-I-L, a heavy smoker also died from lung cancer. My F-I-L quit in his early 70's and lived another 16 years and died of non-smoking causes.
I guess the message there is is may help to quit even after a few decades, but you never know. I've never heard of a down side to quitting.
Sorry you and your loved one's are having to go through this.
Will be praying for you and your family. If we as a group or individually can help you, please let us know.
Prayers sent. Thank you for the reminder of what is precious and important.
Yes, Para does appreciate humor.
Praying for you and your family. I'm very sorry for your family's situation.
"Ultima Ratio Regum"
Life Member NRA
Member Washington Arms Collectors
The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. 'Make it evil,' he'd been told. 'Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.'
|Little ray |
I am sorry for your news. Best wishes to all of you.
The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
Prayers said and sent.
|His Royal Hiney|
Sorry to hear. We all have to check out sooner or later; the twist is how. My dad was a strong smoker, at least a couple of packs a day, Lucky Strikes non-filtered. He drummed into me what the MFST meant on the side of the pack: Most Fine Smoking Tobacco. He quit simply by forgetting due to Alzheimers. In the last years, his lungs always came back strong and clean as reportd by the doctors.
Last year, I had the news I might have lung cancer. Turned out to be mold. All this to say, I hope you and your famiy will cope. I wish you strength.
"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
Sorry for the bad news ya’ll are dealing with. Cancer sucks. Hang in there with your family.
"Animis Opibusque Parati"
|Music's over turn |
out the lights
Sorry for the news Chris, let me know if I can do anything for you guys.
Prayers go out to yall.
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. -Sophocles
So sorry for your family, all our prayers.
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